Your hostel in Galway…

Let us tell you why Barnacles Hostel Galway is your ideal hostel in Galway: 


There is no better location for you to stay in Galway! We are located on the picturesque Quays Street, surrounded by legendary pubs, quirky shops, great restaurants and weekend market! You will be staying in the heart of it all, and trust us, you will love it! 



If you happen to be in Galway on a sunny day, Salthill is just few minute walk away from us, so you can enjoy the beach and lovely ocean-side walks to your heart’s content! 

Salthill Galway

Deals & free stuff

From discount deals for pubs, deals on tours, free pasta nights and more, there is loads of savings to be had! You will also get the free breakfast and there is WiFi in the hostel as well, again, free of charge! You can entertain our guests? If you are a musician, comedian or dance specialist let us know and we can cut you a deal in exchange for a bit entertaining our guests!


Awesome staff

Our staff is really cool, they all backpacked fairly extensively, they love hostel life and are very knowledgeable about Galway and everything you should do when you are here. Ask them about favorite pubs, hidden secret places to visit and more – they will be happy to help! 


Hostel itself

Recently renovated hostel with both private and dorm rooms, all ensuite. Suitable for every (and any) budget, with free breakfast and WiFi.  We have big kitchen you can cook in (great for saving money, especially on the longer trips!)  and there is chill out lounge with TV, games, computers and instruments available as well. All these are great for meeting other people if you are travelling on your own. 



In a need of a hug? We give them out for free.



Galway itself is awesome little place. You will fall in love with its streets and general ‘craic’. It is also gateway to Connemara, Cliffs of Moher and other wonders on the Wild Atlantic Way. 


We will see you soon in Barnacles, your hostel in Galway!